told him to stop repeatedly parking his car on the grass. >> this is our family home. >> reporter: a lifelong resident here, hill is convinced the neighborhood came to his rescue, because he's always been there for them. you got back what you gave? >> i got back what i gave. >> reporter: a horrific ordeal, now an amazing survivor story. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, ft. lauderdale. >> and professor john hill is here with his wife, sheryl and his attorney, ginger cartwright. good morning to you all, so nice to meet you. what you've been through, john. tell me, how are you doing. we see you're still in a wheelchair. how soon before you'll be able to be up and move around again? >> hopefully very soon. at this time, i'm not able to walk. but with the grace of god, hopefully very soon i will be walking again. >> we saw based on the x-rays, that kerry sanders, your doctor, your doctor was showing us, your pelvic bone was completely fractured in half, right?